Smash Cast A Thousand And One Nights

[Dev:]

Darling, the hands of time must always point ahead, yesterday’s passed

Today has come and gone, the secret of tomorrow’s coming fast

Which bedtime story shall I sing to you when we turn out the lights?

One of eternity or one of just a thousand and one nights?

Is there a mystic with the answers from above?

Is there a goddess with the hourglass of love?

So many questions swirling all around my heart

Is this the end or just the start?

Will I shower you with riches every year the night we met?

Will you take my heart or melt it likes it’s gold?

Will our love go on forever or is this all that we get?

Is tonight the last or does the future hold

A lifetime of delights

Or just a thousand and one nights?

[Karen:]

Darling, you seem to think that I’m the only who has to choose

That you are in control and get to set the rules of win or lose

The bedtime story that I’ll sing to you when we turn out the lights

May bring eternity or maybe just a thousand and one nights

There is no mystic with the answers from above

You know the secrets for the way to keep my love

There are a thousand and more ways to win my heart

The list is long but for a start

You can shower me with riches every year the night we met

I may take your heart and melt it like it’s gold

Play in someone’s perfumed garden and this night’s the last you’ll get

Play your cards right and your future just might hold

A lifetime of delights

Or just a thousand and one nights

Just a thousand and one nights

[Karen:]

The man who never chooses finds himself without a choice

[Dev:]

The lucky ones appear to have it all

[Karen:]

The tiger’s just a kitten when his tamer finds her voice

[Dev:]

I surely will obey you when you call

[Ensemble:]

Then will you shower me with riches every year the night we met?

Will you take my heart and melt it likes it’s gold?

Will our love go on forever or is this all that we get?

Is tonight the last or does the future hold

A lifetime of delights

Or just a thousand and one nights

Just a thousand and one nights

Smash Cast Broadway, Here I Come!

I’m high above the city

I’m standing on the ledge

The view from here is pretty

And I step off the edge

And now I’m fallin’, baby

Through the sky, through the sky

And I’m fallin’, baby through the sky

It’s my callin’, baby

Don’t you cry, don’t you cry

And I’m fallin’ down through the sky

Toward the street that I’m from

Oh, Broadway, here I come

Broadway, here I come

The pressure it increases

The closer that I get

I could almost go to pieces

But I’m not quite there yet

See, I’ve been bravin’ crazy weather

Drownin’ out my cries

I pull myself together

I’m focused on the prize

I’m fallin’, baby

Through the sky, through the sky

I’m fallin’, baby through the sky

It’s my callin’, baby

Don’t you cry, don’t you cry

‘Cause I’m fallin’ down through the sky

And it’s a tune you can hum

Oh, Broadway here I come

Mmmmmmmm

Will I remain the same

Or will I change a little bit?

Will I feel broken or totally complete?

Will I retain my name when I’m the biggest, hugest hit?

Or will I blend in with the rest of the street

The people all are pointing

I bet they’d never guess

That the saint that they’re anointing

Is frightened of the mess

But even though I fear it

I’m playin’ all my cards…

Baby, you are gonna hear it

When I give them my regards

I’m fallin’ baby

Through the sky, through the sky

Now I’m fallin’, baby through the sky

It’s my callin’, baby

Don’t you cry, don’t you cry

And I’m fallin’ down through the sky

And I refuse to go numb

Oh, Broadway here I come

Broadway, here I come

Broadway, here I come

Oh, Broadway, Broadway, here I come

Here I come!

And the last thing I hear

As the impact grows near

Is it a scream or a cheer?

Well, never mind, I’ll never find out

‘Cause Broadway I am here

Smash Cast Grenade

Easy come, easy go

That’s just how you live oh

Take, take, take it all

But you never give

Should’ve known

You was trouble

From the first kiss

Had your eyes wide open

Why were they open?

Gave you all I had

And you tossed it in the trash

You tossed it in the trash you did

To give me all your love

Is all I ever asked

Cause what you don’t understand is that

I’d catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah)

Throw my hand on a blade for you (yeah, yeah)

I’d jump in front of a train for you (yeah, yeah)

You know I’d do anything for you (yeah, yeah)

Oooh oh

I would go through all this pain

Take a bullet straight through my brain

Yes I would die for you baby

But you won’t do the same

No, no, no, nooo

Black, black, black and blue

Beat me till I’m numb

Tell the devil I said “hey” when you get back to where you’re from

Mad woman, bad woman

That’s just what you are

Yeah you smile in my face then

Rip the breaks out my car

Gave you all I had

And you tossed it in the trash

You tossed it in the trash, yes you did

To give me all your love

Is all I ever asked

Cause what you don’t understand is that

I’d catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah)

Throw my hand on a blade for you (yeah, yeah)

I’d jump in front of a train for you (yeah, yeah)

You know I’d do anything for you (yeah, yeah)

Oooh oh

I would go through all this pain

Take a bullet straight through my brain

Yes I would die for you baby

But you won’t do the same

If my body was on fire

Ouh, you’d watch me burn down in flames

You said you loved me you’re a liar

Cause you never, ever, ever did baby

But darling I’ll still catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah)

Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah)

I’d jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah)

You know I’d do anything for ya (yeah, yeah)

Oooh, oh

I would go through all this pain

Take a bullet straight through my brain

Yes, I would die for you baby

But you won’t do the same

No, you won’t do the same

You wouldn’t do the same

Ouh, you’ll never do the same

No, no, no, nooo

Smash Cast Mr. & Mrs. Smith

[Ivy:]

Call the Justice of the Peace,

But don’t tell him our names,

Don’t put out a press release,

Or mention baseball games.

[Michael:]

Book the nearest Bridal suite,

One room will suit us fine,

For the desk clerk that we meet,

The only autograph we’ll sign is,

[Both:]

Mr and Mrs Smith,

Simply the folks next door,

[Michael:]

People without a single clue what

an Agent or Grip is for

[Ivy:]

Yes,

[Both:]

Nothing can beat the view,

When as far as the eye can see, there’s

[Michael:]

No one but Mrs,

[Ivy:]

No one but Mr,

[Both:]

Smith and Me.

[Michael:]

For a home the man provides,

A cottage built for two,

We’ll check the small town classifieds,

Variety won’t do.

[Ivy:]

Then we’ll move to mainstream USA

And sign the deed of trust,

The mailbox at our hideaway,

Will tell the whole wide world that we’re just,

[Both:]

Mr and Mrs Smith,

Merely the folks next door,

[Michael:]

People who use their kitchen each night,

[Ivy:]

And never been in Toots Shor,

[Michael:]

Yeah,

[Both:]

Nothing can beat the view,

For as far as the eye can see, there’s

[Michael:]

No one but Mr,&nbsp

[Ivy:]

No one but Mrs,

[Both:]

Smith and Me.

[Both:]

No early calls,

No big premieres,

No less romantic theme,

We’ll spend the nights,

Making our own,

Little league baseball team,

[Both:]

We’re no one you’ve ever seen,

[Ivy:]

Movie stars don’t live anywhere here,

Except on the local drive-in screen,

[Both:]

Yes,

I’d gladly disappear,

If it might guarantee a view of,

[Michael:]

No one but Mr,

[Ivy:]

No one but Mrs,

[Both:]

Smith and You.

Smash Cast Pretender

[Amanda:]

Your dirty kiss, you tried to pull me right in

Your little tricks, you’re used to winning

You play your part – dancer in the dark

Saying anything to try and steal away a heart

Now you got her, she’s lying up in your bed

Don’t seem to stop ya, you keep on calling

You’re out of line, waster of my time

I just want to know how you can fall asleep at night

Hey, baby, you’re just a pretender

I’m not crazy, should’ve known much better

Whatever you do, always twisting the truth

Well the table’s ’bout to turn back right back on you

You must be drunk, did you forget your way home?

I’m not the one who’s scared of being alone

Got me confused with someone who needs you

Might be the joker but I’m nobody’s fool

Hey, baby, you’re just a pretender

Don’t mistake me, you might think you’re clever boy

Whatever you do, always twisting the truth

Well the table’s ’bout to turn back right back on you

Take all your life on somebody else

I got more strength, got more pride in myself

So, what now, who you gonna mess around?

I can tell you right now – ain’t gonna be me

Hey, baby, you’re just a pretender

I’m not crazy, should’ve known much better

Whatever you do, always twisting the truth

Well the table’s ’bout to turn back right back on you

Well the table’s ’bout to turn back right back on you

Smash Cast Caught In The Storm

You can push me away

I can take it

I can make you a promise

and break it

We know the way it goes by now

Running off just to see

if I chase you

I pretend I know how to replace you

Still we get tangled up somehow

Hear it thunder

And I wonder

How long can I hang on

I’m caught in the storm

I’m caught in the rain

I’m caught in the rush that hides this pain

I’m ready to drown

But it’s coming down

But I feel so alive

Just let me go

Just walk away

If you love someone you never let them stay

I’m Caught in the storm

As the bars on The Bowery are closing

You arrive at the door standing frozen

You say you thought you’d find me here

Tell me how I begin to forget you

When you keep coming back and I let you

Love me until you disappear

I’m caught in the storm

I’m caught in the rain

I’m caught in the rush that hides this pain

I’m ready to drown

But it’s coming down

But I feel so alive

Just let me go

Just walk away

If you love someone

You never let them stay

Caught in the storm

Let me wash away

You can find me after the flood

Let me wash away

Caught in the storm

Caught in the rain

Caught in the rush that hides this pain

If you love someone

You find a way to stay

Caught in the storm

Hmmm

Smash Cast They Just Keep Moving The Line

The field was bright with clover

I saw the finish sign

I started as a rover

And then victory was mine

I thought the race was over

But they just keep moving the line

They cheered at my persistence

But prayed for my decline

The path of least resistance

Led to Hollywood and Vine

I tried to go the distance

But they just keep moving the line

I jumped all of the hurdles

To break out of the pack

I started on the outside

And then hit the inside track

I left the other fillies

Back at the starting gate

Was ready, on my mark, I got to set

To hurry up and wait

So talent and ambition

Won me a chance to shine

I aced the big audition

But it’s rainin’ on Cloud Nine

Can’t beat the competition

‘Cause they just keep moving the line

I handled every corner

Each bump along the track

And when I saw the ribbon, well

There was no turning back

I won the photo finish

I posed for all the men

But before I got my trophy

Well, the race began again

So I made friends with rejection

I’ve straightened up my spine!

I’ll change each imperfection

Till it’s time to drink the wine!

I’d toast to resurrection

But they just keep moving the line!

Please give me some direction,

‘Cause they just keep moving the line!

Smash Cast High And Dry

[Jimmy:]

Two jumps in a week

I bet you think that’s pretty clever don’t you boy?

Flying on your motorcycle,

Watching all the ground beneath you drop

You’d kill yourself for recognition,

Kill yourself to never ever stop

You broke another mirror,

You’re turning into something you are not

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

Drying up in conversation,

You will be the one who cannot talk

All your insides fall to pieces,

You just sit there wishing you could still make love

They’re the ones who’ll hate you

When you think you’ve got the world all sussed out

They’re the ones who’ll spit at you,

You will be the one screaming out

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

It’s the best thing that you ever had,

The best thing that you ever, ever had

It’s the best thing that you ever had,

The best thing you ever had has gone away

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

Don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry

Smash Cast Let’s Be Bad

[CHORUS GIRLS]

When we’re feeling down and low,

Then our favorite word is no

Cause it points the way to go.

[The rest of the Chorus girls come on]

Let’s be bad.

Who knows what will come tomorrow?

Neighbor, lose the sauce and sorrow.

Here’s some sugar you can borrow.

Let’s be bad.

[spoken]

[ASSISTANT]

Does anyone think she’ll actually show up? Is she even on set?

[ASSISTANT 2]

Ms. Monroe is in her dressing room!

[DIRECTOR]

What kind of shape is she in?

[ASSISTANT]

Her shape ain’t the problem, where is she? We’re gonna be stuck here all night!

[sung]

[CHORUS GIRLS]

Don’t want to be boring

Our twenties are roaring

Let’s punish the flooring

Yeah drummer man, do what you can

Tonight the (whoo!) will hit the fan!

[spoken]

[DIRECTOR]

How many take did we do yesterday? 60?

[ASSISTANT]

You know, someone should fire her!

[ASSISTANT 2]

Fire Miss Monroe?!

[sung]

If you need some more enticing,

Here’s a girl with twice the spicing

We’re the cake, but she’s the icing!

Let’s be bad.

Let’s be bad.

[The lights and chorus all focus up center, Marilyn is nowhere to be seen]

[spoken]

[DIRECTOR]

Arthur, where is she?

[ARTHUR MILLER]

She’s in her dressing room, she’s not feeling well.

[DIRECTOR]

I’m not feeling well either, get her out here, now!

[The warehouse door to Stage 5 opens, revealing Marilyn along with Assistant 2 and Assistant 3]

[MARILYN]

Here she is boys, Marilyn Monroe in the flesh, all ready to film yet another thrilling movie about a dumb blonde.

[ARTHUR]

Marilyn, you look wonderful.

[MARILYN]

And that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

[ARTHUR]

Darling, so many pills…

[MARILYN]

How do you expect me to keep going? You’re not bringing in any dough. Somebody has to support us.

[DIRECTOR]

Let’s take it from her entrance.

[MARILYN]

Where’s my mark?

[ASSISTANT 2]

Right this way Miss Monroe, follow me.

[DIRECTOR]

Action!

[sung]

[CHORUS GIRLS:]

Let’s be bad!

Let’s be bad!

[MARILYN]

If you say something is taboo,

Well, that’s the thing I want to do.

Do it till we’re black and blue,

Let’s be bad.

Guns and gangsters suit me fine.

Al Capone is a buddy of mine.

He’s my big-shot valentine.

Let’s be bad.

If spirits are sagging

If feet are ‘a dragging

Fall off of that wagon.

The piano hums to the bass and drums,

And I’ll be dancing when Hoover comes.

Don’t care if you’ve tied the knot,

Most folks want what they ain’t got.

Melt the ice, some like it hot.

Let’s be bad.

Here’s my whistle, make it “whetter.”

Let me wear that scarlet letter.

When I’m bad I’m even better.

Let’s be bad.

[spoken]

[DIRECTOR:]

What a mess! She’s so doped up I can’t use any of this!

[sung]

[MARILYN]

Say “bye-bye, propriety!”

No polite society

Give me notoriety!

Let’s be bad.

[spoken]

[ASSISTANT 2]

You’re fabulous, Marilyn!

[ARTHUR:]

The whole world adores you!

[ASSISTANT:]

Keep dancing, you’re gorgeous!

[sung]

Bring on the vices!

Don’t care what the price is!

I’ll add the right spices,

When the stand-up bass slaps you in the face,

Well, it ain’t my husband I’ll embrace.

I can’t see the use in waiting.

Your lips are intoxicating

Do my hips need some translating?

Let’s be bad.

If I drown in bathtub gin,

Notify my next of kin,

They might grieve, or might jump in!

Let’s be bad.

Who wants plays and O’Neill dramas?

Gershwin is the cat’s pajamas!

I’m the queen of the red-hot mamas!

Let’s be bad.

Each crook and G-man

Each cop and he-man

Just stick with me, man!

Every joint’s a juke with my red-hot uke,

And just like Judas once said to Luke,

Here’s the key for my ignition,

Hit the gas to my transmission!

When you hear the things I’m wishing’

You won’t offer opposition!

Let’s prohibit Prohibition!

Let’s be bad!

Some like it hot, and that ain’t bad!